FULL-TIME HIGH SCHOOL CAREER ACADEMY
MARINE ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
COMPETITIVE! CHALLENGING! FOCUSED!
A challenging curriculum, career-focused learning, and a unique high school experience.
Student life at MATES is incredibly supportive. Our teachers develop caring relationships with our students, allowing for the adaptation of curricula to meet the social, emotional and educational needs of everyone. Our student experience is enriched by student clubs, organizations, and volunteer opportunities.
CLUBS, ORGANIZATION & HIGHLIGHTS
MATES is a competitive program offered through the Ocean County Vocational Technical School (OCVTS) that accepts applications from eighth-grade students who are considered residents of Ocean County. There are three information sessions in the fall and all inquiries about MATES are handled through our OCVTS admissions office only.
The Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science (MATES) is designed to provide its students with a rigorous academic curriculum with a concentration in the areas of math, science and technology. MATES provides a unique and challenging hands-on learning experience. Extensive fieldwork, independent research, work-based learning experiences, and environmental affiliations offer students opportunities to explore numerous career fields.
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STUDENT ENROLLMENT AS OF SEPTEMBER 2023
CLASS OF 22' GRADUATES ACCEPTED TO TOP COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
Math / Science / Technology
MATES is a specialized high school developed around the marine and environmental science theme. MATES is geared toward students who wish to concentrate their studies in the STEM areas. ( math and science)
The Mission of MATES
The mission of the Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science (MATES) is to provide an opportunity to students in Ocean County to become critical thinkers and problem solvers. Students of this academy will participate in an intimate, integrated, and challenging curriculum with a focus on marine and environmental science. MATES will empower its students with skills important to post-secondary study and employment in a global community.
MATES is one of the career academies administered by the Ocean County Vocational Technical School District (OCVTS). Opened in September 2001, the school exists within the community to provide a unique, nurturing and challenging hands-on learning experience for college-bound and career-oriented students interested in pursuing a math or science-related field. MATES has been designed to give its students a rigorous academic curriculum with a concentration in the areas of math, science, and technology. The OCVTS School District is responsible for recruitment, admissions, and the instructional program. There are over 23,000 high school students enrolled in Ocean County Public Schools. MATES is a competitive, specialized high school that selects its students from applicants found within the public and private schools of Ocean County.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where Are We Located
Located in Manahawkin, New Jersey, MATES is centrally located to the south of New York City, north of Atlantic City, and east of Philadelphia.
195 Cedar Bridge Road, Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Student Selection & Admissions
Students are selected through a competitive application process and enter at the ninth-grade level. Applicants must reside in Ocean County to be eligible for admission. All school districts in Ocean County are eligible to participate in sending applications to the program.
Middle School Students And Parents/Guardians Are Encouraged To Attend A Fall Admissions Information Session.
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
Envirothon, Chemistry Olympics, Student Government, Robotics, SkillsUSA, Spanish Club, Project Terrapin, Fishing Club, Genders & Sexualities Alliance, Birding & Environmental Club, National Honor Society, Mock Trial, Math League, & More...
Our student experience is enriched by volunteer opportunities, class trips and other exciting extracurricular activities.
COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES ACCEPTANCES
MATES Graduates have been accepted to the following colleges and universities: Stanford University, Cornell University, Harvard University, Princeton University, University of Notre Dame, Massachusetts Insitute of Technology... Read more
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SELECT AN ACADEMY
Choose from three full-time career academies for high school students. Marine Academy of Technology & Environmental Science, Grunin Performing Arts Academy, Academy of Law & Public Safety.
SPEAK WITH AN ACADEMY REPRESENTATIVE
Middle school students and their parents should call 732.473.3100 ext. 3065 with any questions, or speak with their school counselor for more information
ATTEND AN INFORMATION SESSION
Middle school students and their parents/guardians are encouraged to attend an admissions information session.
Students receive access to all admission materials, including application, at the information sessions.